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in this great campaign for america's future and now we're almost home. one final push will get us there. >> the obama campaign says romney is playing defense. >> they've tried to expand the map like in states like ohio where they have to win without carrying the state of ohio. >> the first votes will be cast just after midnight tonight in hearts landing and dixvilla. ohio's polls will close at 7:30. a lot of people saying they don't expect to have results until way after midnight. >> thank you very much. >> the vice presidential candidates also out in full force. joe biden and his wife have two stops planned for virginia including a visit to sterling. they will be joined by singer john melencamp. >> early event in reno. he will travel to colorado and iowa. >> the washington post today is out with its endorsements of major questions. endorses question 7 the dream act which would allow illegal immigrants to pay instate tuition. on question 5 whether to approve the congressional redistricting map. the post recommends against it. saying allows politicians to choose their voters rather than
middle class. >> reporter: craig bosswell is live. thank you for joining us. what is the atmosphere like there? >> reporter: besides being very cold, there is certainly excitement, an anticipation, and there is a sense that you're basically at the end of a very, very long tunnel. of course, there is apprehension. they have been working towards this for so long and it's going to stop tonight after the stop in des moineses this evening, president obama arrives here in chicago where he will spend the night in his home and meet with campaign and will be right here tomorrow night for the election night party and there is a sense that the work is done out there. there will be radio interviews and it's time for voters to get out there and vote and they feel like they rallied their supporters and they're ready to see the result comes in. >> let me ask you what is the in-game plan? here we are hours now away from election day. does the obama camp, are they sending out surrogates to the key battleground states? you said the president himself will be heading back to chicago tonight and will be ther
2012. our coverage starts now. thank you for joining us, everyone. i'm brian bolter. tonight, president obama and republican nominee mitt romney are making  . >> obama can offer and this is not the best america can have. tomorrow, we will fix this and get us back in the right track. >> less than 24 hours now to decide who will occupy the white house for the next four years. today is on the trail, november 5th, 2012. >> we want to thank you for sticking with us through that. we want to bring in right now fox 5 political analyst mark. we want to look at the brand now "washington post"/abc news poll just out in the last hour and what do you make out of this and is there anything to be gained from the national poll? >> they showing him even or down and since sandy, there is a momentum. he has a chance to act presidential and in the national polls. he seems to be trending and doing very well. >> mark light, of focus on virginia today. mitt romney with two appearances in virginia. we saw beth parker, the vice president biden. how critical is this state and what kind of ar
campaign. and, for both sides it us all about getting supporters all to vote. we want to talk about ground game tactics with each camp, starting with david axelrod, senior strategist for the obama campaign, who is in our washington studio and, david, welcome back to fox news sunday. >> thanks, chris, good to be with you. >> chris: before we get to the campaign, i want to ask you about libya. here is what the president promised, and here's what he has actually done. >> president barack obama: every piece of information that we get, as we got it, we laid it out for the american people. >> chris: and, that was the president, returning from a campaign trip, and not answering a question about benghazi, david, simple question: did the president make a calculated decision, to run out the clock, until the leck and not answer questions, about libya? >> no. >> chris: so, why hasn't he answered questions about his personal involvement in libya? >> the president has, from the beginning, chris and we've talked you about it before, of course, the president has said, we want to get to the bottom of it an
say prayers to them. now we say oh my god, we're praying for us. >> another storm system is predicted to hit the region next week. a noreaster could affect mid-atlantic and new england states. >>> all right. power crews here in our area are mobilizing to help the storm victims to our north. >>> dominion virginia is staging hundreds of workers and trucks in national harbor. they will deploy to new york and new jersey. we're live there with more details on their efforts. >> reporter: this is the largest mobilization ever for dominion, virginia, crews to aid another area. you can see they've got their trucks lined up here at national harbor. they're staging at the guy lord hotel, prepared to leave in just a few hours to help restore power to new york and new jersey devastated by superstorm sandy. many people remain without power four days after sandy made landfall on the shore. 1,500 workers and more than 70 trucks are going to be leaving for the disaster areas in the northeast in just a few hours. they're staging right now and will depart around 7:30 this morning. the damage is widespre
for at least 94 deaths in the u.s. two of the victims a 4-year-old and his 2-year-old brother were swept away from their mother's arms as she tried to escape from the fast rising water in staten island. >> gas shortages continue to cause problems. long lines of gas stations are the norm right now. officials have reached an agreement with a major fuel supplier to ensure crucial operations can continue. aaa says the fuel shortages are caused by the fact that many stations can't pump gas because they don't have power. and fuel trucks are having trouble delivering because of storm damage. >>> here at home our power crews in our area are being deployed to help the storm victims to our north. >> dominion virginia is staging hundreds of workers as they prepare to head to new jersey. >> reporter: good morning. you know, we get help here when we have massive storms and power outages. we get help from out of state and now it's time for dominion virginia to return that favor as millions of people in the northeast remain without power from that superstorm sandy. joining me now to tell us a little bit mor
. >> thanks for the weather forecast he is going to deliver to us right now. >> you're welcome. if my house were a school, it would be closed today. >> all right. let's get to the forecast. things looking better here. sunshine later this afternoon. limited sunshine. not a great looking day but we continue to trend. things slowly wind down after the big storm. 46 in washington. 41. 46 d bwi marshal. there are a couple showers across the northern tier of our viewing area maybe even a flurry. and this will be with us early today. lots of clouds to start the day with a couple light sprinkles. by midday we'll start to see improving in the sky conditions and limited sunshine. cool, high temperatures will only be in the mid 50s this afternoon. chilly start to your day and cool this afternoon with highs in the mid 50s. definitely bring a jacket as you head out the door. that's a look at weather. let's look at traffic. >> all right. once again the current sky fox joining us in virginia giving us a bird's eye view out there. accident on i 95. that accident activity has been cleared. our lanes are op
'm allison seymour. happy you are with us on this important day. tucker barnes joining us for a look at that weather. good morning. >> good morning. it's cold outside. don't need to tell you that. temperatures falling back into the 20s. we're in the mid 30s in town. a chilly afternoon. winter coat to start your day. 34 at regan national. coldest temperature so far . 28 at dulles. and freeze warning in affect. for much of the area hard freeze overnight with temperatures back into the 20s. places like frederick, mid 20s overnight. all right looking at the satellite radar, should be a sunny and bright start to your day. a few clouds but much of the day sunny and bright. the cloud cover will start to work in and will turn mostly cloudy as we wait the arrival of our storm system. the noreaster we've been talking about. more details on that coming up. for election day, sunny skies. going to be dries this -- dry this afternoon. let's do traffic and get the latest from julie wright. >> we have a couple things to make note of. we have problems with metro's blue orange line. that has been mov
leftovers with sandy and a couple of upper level disturbances coming through, and that's been giving us the clouds and one or two sprinkles. i don't think we'll see rain today, but clouds hanging tough. and eventually partly sunny skies, with temperatures in the 50s. weekend looks good. details on that coming up. but your afternoon highs, 55 in washington. 54 quantico. 50 hagerstown and winchester. little cool for this time of the year. more details on the weather in just a minute. back to you. >>> tucker, thank you very much. we're following breaking news concerning two police involved shootings. the most recent happened on 17th street northeast. we have live pictures from that scene to show you. this occurred shortly before 7:00 this morning when officers were called to a home for reports of a domestic assault. the police chief just told reporters that as the officers approached the home, the suspect came up from behind and attacked them. an officer was stabbed by the suspect who he then shot. that suspect did die. the officer suffered several wounds, but they are not life- threatenin
satellite radar composite. we do have a few clouds mainly to the north of us. other than that, it's clear skies. that's what's going to be the story into the course of today, right across the board. yesterday's highs, we hit 65 degrees at reagan national airport. 66 at dulles, 63 at bwi thurgood marshall. it was a very mild day and people did get out to enjoy it hopefully. right now, a cool start to our morning at 45 at reagan national. we've got 40 at dulles, 41 degrees at bwi and some some of our neighborhoods, a cool 36 degrees for culpepper, 34 at cumberland to the west, 40 degrees at -- 43 at gaithersburg. today, winds light with a south otherly flow, bogs us to about 68 degrees. i wouldn't be surprised if some of you even reach the 70-degree mark out there. an absolutely great day to be outside. as far as veterans day is concerned, we're happy to give this big warmup and it's not just for today either. i've got some pretty nice temperatures to talk about as we head through the early part of the week and before we start to see reality changes. but get out and enjoy today and once aga
next, the battle of two former governors in a close race. elected democrats tim kaine to the u.s. senate. live in richmond after the break. >> but first, let's focus on a district. the big race and special election. voters elected phil mendleson. he will join us live a little later this hour. >> the one upset appears to have come in the dc council. vincent orange will keep his seat. but michael brown has lost his. brown was beaten by grosso. it's 7:12. we'll be back. it's my coffee when i want it. you press a button, you have great dunkin' coffee. i got my coffee for the morning, i got my dunkin' k-cup packs for the rest of the day. only available at dunkin' donuts restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee. >>> this is how hundreds in new york's famous times square celebrated the win. the crowd erupted into cheers. dancing in the streets. >> and overseas this was the scene in a canyon village where president obama's late father grew up. danced and shattered in celebration when they heard the news. step grandmother sara obama and relatives still live there. >> all right. a big n
>>> thanks for staying with us tonight. i'm laura evans. >> i'm maureen umeh. count down to election day, with 48 hours to go. today was the last chance for the campaigns to make their cases on the sunday morning talk shows. >> both are confidently projecting wins. melanie alnwick has the roundup. >> reporter: after 18 months and more than a billion dollars spent on campaign ads, it all comes down to the battleground states. ohio, virginia, colorado, wisconsin, among those in play, depending on which poll you believe. >> the polls are like nailing jello to a tree. >> reporter: the newest to enter the map, pennsylvania. the president's supporters say the romney push there is a hail mary pass. >> they understand the traditional or the battleground states which we've been focusing aren't working out for them. we're even or ahead in all of them. they're looking for somewhere to try and dislodge some electoral votes to win this election. and i can tell you, that's not going to happen. >> reporter: governor romney's political director says independents will put republicans over
starts now. thanks for joining us tonight on the special edition of the news edge. the polls will close in 30 minutes in virginia, maryland, and d.c. at 8:00 p.m. we'll go live to polling places in just a moment. first, the race for the white house. tom fitzgerald has been tracking the candidates and joins us live. tom? >> reporter: today was a day on, not a day off for mitt romney as the republican ticket continued to campaign in the battlegrounds of ohio and neighboring states. president obama concluded his last campaign event last night, what was back out making phone calls and meeting with volunteers as is an election headquarters today. we begin this election night in chicago illinois, where president obama arrived last night and today made a surprise appearance at a hyde park field office. the president placing calls to voters in wisconsin thanking supporters for a hard-fought campaign. >> it's a source of great optimism for me whenever i come to election day because i end up having so much confidence in the decency and goodness and wisdom of ordinary folks working so hard and try
you cast your vote. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. it all comes down to this, the final push for your vote. the polls open in a matter of hours. the presidential candidates are not wasting any time. >> fox 5 has complete election day coverage of 2012. >> this final night on the trail is telling us exactly where these campaigns see this fight playing out, virginia, ohio, wisconsin dominating the travel schedule today and with the president and mitt romney both visiting the same city just hours apart from each other. in fairfax county, virginia tonight governor mitt romney zeroed in on virginia spending the last few hours of his 2012 presidential campaign trying to lock down votes in the commonwealth. >> the economy shrinks, people lose jobs. the president was right when he said that he can't change washington from the inside, only from the outside. we're going to give him that chance in a day or two here. >> in columbus, ohio, meanwhile president obamreturned fire with his own blistering review of romney's campaign and his political policies. >> an
's mayor. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. this evening it became official after outrage continuing to run the new york city marathon mayor bloomberg caved. fox 5's will thomas starts us off in the newoom. what led to this? >> all week organizers said the race would go on. it brings in nearly $350 million to new york alone, but the outcry was too loud. for instance, as many of you know, much of lower manhattan is still in the dark not to mention staten island where the race would have started. hese giant generators are in place for the race to power things like race clocks. the thing is that's enough juice to power up hundreds of homes. >> the city of new york is not going to give up. the city of new york is coming back and this race will demonstrate that resilience. >> race organizers were certain the marathon would go on as planned. they donated a million bucks to relief efforts and the marathon like those in the past is responsible for bringing in millions of dollars to the local economy, but friday during the 5:00 news word came. ing news out of
party will control the u.s. senate. >> reporter: this is a polling place with two precincts inside the school. the lake braddock precinct, we're hold the thigh told they have heavy voting most of today and signal hill. let's look at this and that is a festive atmosphere. they have a bake sail and some high school students playing music, chamber music and that tent back there and for voters passing the gauntlet of electioneers out here and we're told they have had few problems, they didn't have the necessary i.d. and there is no big problems and that is a presidential contest that is a race, driving people to the polls and we know this is going to be an election that will be a nail biter, but of the -- and i would say we spoke to a lot of voters and they want to give obama a second term and shot at it and that is an unscientific toll. one more thing, the poll close at 7:00 and that is in virginia. >> our election coverage continues in maryland. three questions on the ballot drawing attention. question four, maryland's version of the dream act. question 6, civil marriage protection a
, and it starts right now. thanks for joining us. i'm brian bolter. back to business on the campaign trail after pull putting their swords away the last few days in the wake of super storm sandy, president obama and mitt romney back at it. we're going to start with today on the trail and tom fitzgerald. >> reporter: brian, it's been three days now since we have seen president obama in full campaign mode. mitt romney is restrained by mentioning the president by name. today, though, the candidates were back on their game and back on the trail. we're going to start in battleground, virginia, where mitt romney has been barnstorming the commonwealth with three appearances starting with a rally in roanoke. >> we can't have four more years like the half four years. i know that the obama folks are chanting four more years, four more years. our chant is this: five more days. five more days is our chant. >> reporter: we move to wisconsin after halting his campaign to attend to hurricane sandy, president obama was back on the stump in green bay. >> governor romney has been using all of his talent as a sale
. we'll get into the particulars of virginia. how it matters and what it could tell us about the rest of the nation. the implications are many as virginia goes, well, is models for the rest of the nation may go. then there is the state of georgia. the polls have just closed there at 7:00 eastern and it, too, is too close to call. but then there is the state of indiana. "fox news" now projects governor mitt romney will win the state of indiana which president obama did win four years ago. that's a turnover. 5% of the votes in but the model suggests to us it is good gh to mitt romney according to the "fox news" decision team has won the state of indiana. "fox news" also projects governor romney will win in the bluegrass state kentucky with 4% of all precincts reporting. 2/3 of all voters are voting "fox news" ney and projects romney wins kentucky. outh too close to call in s carolina. none of the precincts are can project t we president obama will win in the state of vermont. six states where the polls have just closed. we've made calls in two of them. and in the others we can't yet mak
2012, our coverage starts now. >> thanks for joining us. i'm brian bolter. the candidates are heading into the last weekend of campaign 2012, making their last pitch to voters. the president and mitt romney circling each other in the midwest and we're starting with tom fitzgerald on the trail. tom? >> reporter: good evening, brian. for several days, hurricane sandy dominated the conversation but there are the new numbers out tonight from the labor department. employers adding 175,000 jobs, but the jobless rate ticking up from sun.8 to 7 -- 7.8 to 7.9%, again, unemployment taking center stage in the campaign. we begin in springfield, ohio. president obama making three stops in the state and telling crowds the state has made progress from four years ago and that republicans would reverse the trend. >> if it's a choice between going back between the top-down policies that got us into the mess or the middle-up, bottom- up strategies that have gotten us out of this mess and they keeping us going. >> reporter: to west alice, wisconsin, now. governor mitt romney telling his supporters the jo
's a choice of going back to the top-down policies that got us into this mess or the middle up, bottom up strat jay gis that got us out of the mess and will keep us going. >> i know when i'm elected, the economy and american job market will still be stagnant. i won't waste time complaining about my predecessor. >> reporter: we're down to the wire here. the associated press put nine states now in the up-for-grabs category: ohio, florida, virginia, north carolina, new hampshire, iowa, wisconsin, colorado, and nevada. brian, that is a wide margin where the candidates will battle the next few days. >>> tonight, video of mitt romney discussing his mormon faith and abortion has gone viral. he ran for president in '08 and sat down in iowa and discussed his faith and view on abortion. >> my faith has strong beliefs -- i was beaten up in boston because i encouraged girls not to have abortions but adoption. i have not done anything to viola the principles of my church in that regard. >> romney said while the mormon church doesn't condone abortion, the church doesn't say a punish has to be opposed t
cloud cover moving through at the moment. clouds will be with us here for the first part of your day but i think the trend will be to clear things on the by late morning. -- we do have cloud cover. highs later today will only top out near 50 degrees. temperatures remain on the cool side. our average daytime high should still be in the low 60s. compute are indicating we'll only get into the mid- to upper 40s later today. a bit of a breeze out of the north and west at five to 10. so definitely jacket weather here to stay for your monday. >> absolutely. >>> time now to check in with julie wright to see what is happening during the morning commute. >> not a lot goingon right now. you will find that your lanes are open around the capital beltway and you will find that traffic volume is light working in your favor so far. no issues reported right now out here on the roads as you continue to make your way along 66 head eastbound continuing inbound towards the capital beltway and off of northbound i- 95. a nice, easy ride so far leaving springfield continuing out towards 395. lanes are open,
. >> tucker barnes joining us now. seems like it's been two weeks instead of one this week. >> you're right about that. guess what? got cold overnight. been cool all week, but definitely cold this morning. falling back into the 30s and low 40s in town. jacket weather for your friday. and honestly through the weekend, more sunshine. reagan national, 42 degrees. dulles is 36. bwi marshall is 43 degrees. very cool start to your day. clearing overnight. parts of the area now past the freezing mark. nice and cool. couple of clouds moving through. next upper level disturbance. like the last couple of days, starting with clouds here. i think we'll see more sunshine than we saw yesterday, and most of this week has been cloudy. by afternoon, partial sunshine with high temperatures expected to top out in the mid-50s and right now both saturday and sunday look great. lots of sunshine. it will be cool. i'll have details on that in just a minute. chilly start. mid-40s at 8:00 a.m. by 5:00 p.m., little bit of sunshine, mid-50s, and i'll have the weekend forecast in just a minute. let's do traffic and get
dehydration. he is now listed in good condition. thanks so much for joining us tonight at 10:00. here's brian now with the news edge at 11:00. >>> the countdown is almost over after months and months of campaigning. we are now just hours away from election day and it looks like this could be a very close call. while the candidates delivered their final arguments tonight, the final outcome won't be known until tomorrow at the earliest. the goal on this last day, reaching out to independents and undecides. fox 5's tom fitzgerald is -- undecideds. fox 5's tom fitzgerald is here with the details. >> all crucial battlegrounds still in play just hours before voters go to the polls. in columbus, ohio, tonight mitt romney told the crowd his campaign is about the future of america and ohio will be crucial to romney if he hopes to win the white house tomorrow. only two hours earlier meanwhile president obama was also in columbus telling his supporters that he, too, is concerned about the future but will take this country in a much different path than mitt romney. >> i do what i say. yo
live team coverage starts right now. >>> thanks for joining us on this election night, i'm brian bolter. >> i'm sean nancy. >> we're going to take the national vote. mitt romney has 50% of the vote, barack obama 48% of the vote. none of that really matters though, because as you well know, it all comes down to the electoral college and that magic number, 270, which we're going to talk about extensively. >> virginia is a key battleground state. you can see right now. with 73% of the precincts reporting, still a very close race. >> democrat congressman senator jim web is vacating. it's been like this all night. 73% of the presents reporting george allen slightly in the lead over tim kaine. we're watching those northern virginia counties being countedment we know a lot of those will probably end up in tim kaine's column. >> let's move over to maryland now, where ben cardin is easily winning reelection tonight. also tonight, you can see he won handily there, 58% of the vote to 25% of the vote. >> in the house house district 6 race, roscoe barlet fighting for his seat. after it was redrawn,
of fredericksburg, you've got clear skies but many of us or most of us have the clouds. they'll break up shortly and we should be in for a partly sunny morning and a mostly sunny afternoon and it will be dry. i know it looks ominous out there but we aren't going to get any rain showers today. your temperature right now, 42 at reagan national. 39 at dulles. 40 at bwi marshall. it is chilly actually freeze warning was put out for counties just to our north and west early this morning. i don't think we'll see freezing temperatures early this morning but we might in 24 hours. there is your forecast. 50 your daytime high with mostly sunny skies this afternoon. >> all right. look good. thank you, tucker. >> time now to check in with julie wright once again. >> right now, we are checking out the crew in sky fox in the northbound drive along the bw parkway as you continue north of 197. temporarily, we had the road completely shut down. now, we do have traffic able to squeeze by single file to the right. a lot of equipment here on the scene headed northbound. if you are coming north, expect to find yours
conservatives he's got to have a different perspective. the leadership has to say no. i used this example and i want to use it again. i remember that house members and senators. they would hand out pens and these house members and senators would want a pen, because that had something to do with being a statesman, and a leader, and caring more about the country than just being reelected that has to be a change of mind. the president, i must say this, he's got to mix it up. he's got to be a little more lbj and bill clinton. if you're in politics you've got to pick up the phone. >> there is some short term business that can be done in this city. looming over the head of thousands of defense industry workers in this area. the republican house, or democratic senate were not able to come to an agreement on this, basically, because they were at lager heads for most of the summer. they come back now to this city. is this a chance to demonstrate the fact that despite the differences, despite that they were thrown into this caldron, that they can actually work together and maybe avoid these defense cuts.
. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. >> wisconsin was one considered a lock for obama but the president's appearance in green bay is telling just how close this election could be. >> i'm really moved by your welcome. >> mitt romney appeared in another key battleground state addressing a crowd of window manufacturers in virginia. >> he's been out talking about how he's going to save big bird and then playing silly word games with my last name and then -- or first and then attacking me day in and day out, attacking me doesn't make an agenda, doesn't get people back to work. >> in a last minute scramble to move undecided voters in swing states several fanned out across places like iowa, colorado and ohio. ohio continues to be ground zero for political rachers a neck and neck there could be the deciding factor. in washington, fox news. >>> all right. we still have plenty ahead, your weather, traffic and all of your top storys. >> fox 5 morning news starts now. >>> all right. good morning. ha
in the warehouse. a group of people walked out on that stage and told us that the plant is now closed and all of you are fired... i looked both ways, i looked at the crowd, and...we all just lost our jobs. we don't have an income. mitt romney made over 100 million dollars by shutting down our plant and devastated our lives. turns out that when we built that stage, it was like building my own coffin, and it just made me sick. [ male announcer ] priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. ♪ we were skipping stones ♪ and letting go ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. >>> the pittsburgh zoo remains closed indim after a 2-year-old boy was mauled to death ther
and challenger mitt romney refocus now on campaigning. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. >> reporter: wisconsinwas once a state considered a lock for obama, but with polls showing a tightening race the president's appearance in green bay today is telling just how close this election could be. >> i'm really moved by your welcome. >> reporter: mitt romney appeared in another key battleground state addressing a crowd of window manufacturers in virginia. the former massachusetts governor slammed the president on private sector job creation while continuing to grow the federal government. >> he's been talking about how he's going to save big bird and then playing silly word games with my last name or first and then attacking me day in, day out. attacking me doesn't get people back to work. >> reporter: meanwhile in a last minute scramble to move undecided voters in swing states several campaign surrogates from the candidates' spouses to their vice presidential running mates spanned out from
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